The latest news and insight on the current state of U.S. Ports, including infrastructure investment, new services, labor issues, and global trade volumes.

Teamsters may muscle in while SoCal ports struggle

Posted 11/18 · 09:04 AM · LM Editorial
A new threat to U.S. West Coast port productivity surfaced yesterday, as the Teamsters began organizing independent owner-operated truckers.
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New Challenge For Transpacific Supply Chain Managers:  “Congestion” Charges

Posted 11/17 · 08:59 AM · SCMR Editorial
A number of container lines operating between the U.S. and Asia say they intend to implement congestion charges of up to $1,000 per 40-foot container (FEU) for cargo moving via U.S. West Coast ports, effective November 17, 2014, in response to labor-related terminal delays.
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U.S. West Coast Ports Try to Stay Above the Labor/Managment Fray

Posted 11/11 · 09:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
Analysts also suggest that West Coast port efficiency has been strong up until recently.

Port of Portland invests in export infrastructure

Posted 11/07 · 04:15 PM · LM Editorial
No congestion issues here, as gateway looks for more outbound bulk and breakbulk options

U.S. West Coast ports try to stay above the labor/managment fray

Posted 11/07 · 03:19 PM · LM Editorial
While shippers are understandably shaken by the impasse in U.S. West Coast dockside labor talks, port authorities are resolute in taking a neutral position on the issue.
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Angry rhetoric in West Coast dockside labor negotiations intensifies

Posted 11/05 · 03:01 PM · LM Editorial
As contract negotiations resume today between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), a war of words and allegations has escalated in the trade press.
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Supply Chain Managers Face Dockside “Slowdowns” Staged by Dockside Labor

Posted 11/04 · 09:19 AM · SCMR Editorial
Despite assurances that The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) has been negotiating in good faith for a new contract, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma are reporting labor “slowdowns” in recent weeks.
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West Coast port congestion worsens as management alleges ILWU work “slowdown”

Posted 11/03 · 03:06 PM · LM Editorial
Despite assurances that The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) has been negotiating in good faith for a new contract, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma are reporting labor “slowdowns” in recent weeks.
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Port of Long Beach gives shippers more “free time” to ease congestion concerns

Posted 10/20 · 03:39 PM · LM Editorial
Southern California shippers are getting a break on container dwell expenses for the next ten days as the Port of Long Beach announced that it had added an extra three days to the time that overseas import containers can remain on the docks without charge.

Port of Long Beach to add new chassis to fleet

Posted 10/15 · 08:05 AM · LM Editorial
Port staff was directed by the full Harbor Commission at the urging of Slangerup to come up with a proposal within 30 days to obtain additional chassis.

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